The Silence (movie, 2010)

New releases: 'The Silence,' Ang Lee's 'The Ice Storm'

New releases: 'The Silence,' Ang Lee's 'The Ice Storm'

The Silence

Music Box, $29.95; Blu-ray, $34.95

The Scandinavian countries have been drawing attention for their grim, gripping crime novels and movies lately, but Germany has been just as active in turning out noir-tinged stories about murder. Case in point: "The Silence," written and directed by Swiss-born, German-based Baran bo Odar, and based on a novel by German writer Jan Costin Wagner. Wotan Wilke Möhring stars as a pedophile named Timo who witnessed the rape and murder of a preteen girl in the 1980s, but has been unable to say anything about it lest he be exposed. When another girl is killed under similar circumstances in his hometown...

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